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The Best Attractions In Faroe Islands

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Vioarlundin Park Maciej Brencz
The Nordic House Nordens Hus
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Skansin Fortress Łukasz Róg
Mykines Holmur Lighthouse Tórfinn
Ruth Smith Art Museum Dennis Holm
Kunoy Park Raphael Zumofen
The Faroe Islands , or the Faeroe Islands—a North Atlantic archipelago located 200 miles north-northwest of Scotland and about halfway between Norway and Iceland—are an autonomous country of the Kingdom of Denmark. Total area is about 540 square miles with a population of 50,322 in October 2017.The terrain is rugged; the climate is subpolar oceanic climate —windy, wet, cloudy, and cool. Temperatures average above freezing throughout the year because of the Gulf Stream. Between 1035 and 1814, the Faroes were part of the Hereditary Kingdom of Norway. In 1814, the Treaty of Kiel granted Denmark control over the islands, along with two other Norwegia...
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  • 1. Tinganes Torshavn
    Tinganes is the historic location of the Faroese landsstýri , and is a part of Tórshavn. The name means parliament jetty or parliament point in Faroese. The parliament met there for the first time in the Viking ages when Norwegian colonists placed their Ting on the location in 825. It is one of the oldest parliamentary meeting places in the world, along with Tynwald hill in the Isle of Man and Þingvellir in Iceland. The Løgting has since moved to the north of the city, but the home-rule government still sits here. The building on the outermost point on the small peninsula Skansapakkhusið, currently the government's main building. The small main street on the peninsula is called Gongin and is home to the oldest parts of the city. Many of the houses on Tinganes were built in the 16th an...
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  • 2. Torshavn Cathedral Torshavn
    Tórshavn is the capital and largest town of the Faroe Islands. Tórshavn is in the southern part on the east coast of Streymoy. To the northwest of the city lies the 347-meter-high mountain Húsareyn, and to the southwest, the 350-meter-high Kirkjubøreyn. They are separated by the Sandá River. The town proper has a population of 13,089 , and the greater urban area a population of 21,000. The Norse established their parliament on the Tinganes peninsula in AD 850. Tórshavn thus became the capital of the Faroe Islands and has remained so ever since. All through the Middle Ages the narrow peninsula jutting out into the sea made up the main part of Tórshavn. Early on, Tórshavn became the centre of the islands' trade monopoly, thereby being the only legal place for the islanders to sell an...
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  • 3. The Nordic House Torshavn
    Tórshavn is the capital and largest town of the Faroe Islands. Tórshavn is in the southern part on the east coast of Streymoy. To the northwest of the city lies the 347-meter-high mountain Húsareyn, and to the southwest, the 350-meter-high Kirkjubøreyn. They are separated by the Sandá River. The town proper has a population of 13,089 , and the greater urban area a population of 21,000. The Norse established their parliament on the Tinganes peninsula in AD 850. Tórshavn thus became the capital of the Faroe Islands and has remained so ever since. All through the Middle Ages the narrow peninsula jutting out into the sea made up the main part of Tórshavn. Early on, Tórshavn became the centre of the islands' trade monopoly, thereby being the only legal place for the islanders to sell an...
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  • 5. Listasavn Foroya Torshavn
    Listasavn Føroya is an art museum in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands for mostly permanent exhibits of Faroese arts. Tórshavn is the capital of Faroe Islands. Established in 1989, it consists of a gallery called Listaskáli and another for historic arts with an area of 1,600 m2. The museum is located at the northern end of the Park of Tórshavn nearby the Nordic House in the Faroe Islands. Architect of the building was J.P. Gregoriussen. The building hosts the Faroe Islands Artist's Association Listafelag Føroya. The museum is independently managed by a board of four, representing a person of the state government, the artist's association named above, the artist's union and the city council of Tórshavn . Listasavn Føroya is open year round. From May 1st to 31st of August the museum is open al...
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  • 11. Skansin Fortress Torshavn
    Skansin is a historic fortress in Tórshavn, the capital of the Faroe Islands. Skansin is located on a hill beside the port of Tórshavn. The fort was built in 1580 by Magnus Heinason to protect against pirate raids of the town, after he himself was nearly caught up in one such raid. The fort was expanded considerably in 1780 and went through a series of rebuilds for many years afterwards. During the Second World War the fort served Britain as a military base. Two 5.5 inch guns date from the British occupation, standing along with many older Danish cannons. One of the Faroese lighthouses, the Skansin Lighthouse , towers over the fortress, pointing the way to the capital. The strategic location of the fort offers tourists picturesque views of Tórshavn port, surrounding landscape and views ...
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  • 13. Nolsoy Streymoy
    Nólsoy is an island and village in central Faroe Islands, 4 km east of the capital Tórshavn in Streymoy.
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  • 14. Ruth Smith Art Museum Vagur
    Ruth Smith Nielsen was a Faroese artist. She lived for some years in Denmark, where she was educated as a painter first on the Bizzie Højer Art School and later on the Art Academy of Copenhagen.She married the architect Poul Morell Nielsen in 1945. They lived in Lemvig, Denmark. Later, with her husband, she moved back to the Faroe Islands; and the last years of her life she lived in the small village Nes, which is located on the fjord Vágsfjørður between the villages Vágur, where she was born and Porkeri. Ruth Smith liked to swim in the sea, but one day she drowned while swimming in Vágsfjørður.
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  • 15. Kirkjubour Cathedral Kirkjubour
    Kirkjubøur is the southernmost village on Streymoy, Faroe Islands. The village is located on the south-west coast of Streymoy and has a view towards the islands Hestur and Koltur towards west and to Sandoy towards south.This is the site of the country's most important historical site with the ruins of the Magnus Cathedral from around 1300, the Saint Olav's Church , from 12th century and the old farmhouse Kirkjubøargarður from 11th century. In 1832, a runestone was found near the Magnus Cathedral in Kirkjubøur. The stone which is referred to as the Kirkjubøur stone dates back to the Viking Age.The little islet just of the coast, Kirkjubøhólmur contains an eiderduck colony. To the village belongs the islet Trøllhøvdi, just 100 m of the northern tip of Sandoy 9 km away from Kirkjubø...
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